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Edge Pro Apex 4, sharpening system

Edge Pro Apex 4, sharpening system
€ 269.00
SKU: EPAPEX4
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Description
A professional sharpening result in a simple way The Edge Pro Apex sharpening system is an inexpensive and relatively compact sharpening system that is ideal for sharpening your knife along the entire cut and under a very constant angle. The sharpening system can be mounted easily and quickly. The sharpening system is fastened to a smooth surface by means of suction cups. That surface could possibly be, for example, a loose glass plate or something similar. After the system is mounted, you place your knife against the metal plate on the table of the system and you can quickly and easily sharpen your knife by moving it back and forth in the conductor with the clamped sharpening stone. Several sharpening stones are available: ranging from very coarse (for repairing the fold of a very blunt knife) to polish tape (for polishing a knife that is already sharpened until it is smooth as glass).

Differences between the Apex 1, 2, 3 and 4 The Edge Pro Apex-sharpening systems are all identical. The sets only differ in the accessories included in the delivery. You will find the differences below.
Apex 1   Apex 2  Apex 3  Apex 4
Sharpening system XXXX
Sharpening stone, grit 120 --XX
Sharpening stone, grit 220 XXXX
Sharpening stone, grit 400 XXXX
Sharpening stone, grit 600 -XXX
Sharpening stone, grit 1000 --XX
Aluminium plates for polish tapes ---X
Polish tapes grit 2000 ---X
Polish tapes grit 3000 ---X
Ceramic sharpening rod -XXX
Microfibre cloth XXXX
Spray bottle XXXX
Cordura storage bag XXXX
Manual XXXX
Instruction DVD -XXX


Determining the correct sharpening angle Obviously it is always wise to carefully read the manual but the system actually works very logical. You set the sharpening angle by adjusting the conductor of the sharpening stone at the correct height. Coloured stripes will help you find the correct sharpening angle. The sharpening angle is 15 degrees when the bottom stripe, the red one, is just visible above the black block used to mount the conductor. If you remember that the difference between each stripe is 3 degrees, you never have to check which stripe is the ideal one for you.
There are several ways to determine the correct sharpening angle. In many cases the manufacturer will provide information, tables with different types of knives are available and obviously you will be able to find general guidelines for different types of knives. It is also possible to use a permanent marker: place a line on the fold of the blade and carefully sharpen a small piece under a possible sharpening angle. The disappeared part of the line you placed with the permanent marker will show you if the angle is correct or has to be bigger or smaller.

Placing your knife Before you start the sharpening process you place your knife against the metal plate. This plate must be adjusted in such a way that the cut of your knife is just free. When you have a smaller knife, the sharpening stone can reach the entire knife without you having to move it. You will have to move a large knife. But because the knife is not clamped this can be done quickly and convenient. Just like with any sharpening method you will have to practice for a while to get the hang of it but you will be able to sharpen even your first knife without any problems. And that is not always possible with many other sharpening systems. It is important however not to move your knife while you are sharpening.

Wet sharpening A small spray bottle is included in the delivery. This spray bottle can be used to keep the stone wet. Just use normal water or possibly water with a little bit of soap. This way the sharpening stones remain clean and in perfect condition.

Safety first At first sight it seems that sharpening on the Edge Pro Apex is not without risk. For you (also) sharpen in the direction of the cut of your blade. Yet it is perfectly safe to sharpen with the Edge Pro. A plastic stop on both ends of the sharpening stone prevents overshooting. Your fingers remain at a safe distance of your sharp knife.

Grit size of Edge Pro sharpening stones The sharpening stones of the Edge Pro sharpening system seem to be coarse compared to our Naniwa sharpening stones. That is due to the fact that there are multiple scales for the grit size of sharpening stones. An Edge Pro grit 400 is comparable to a 800 of Naniwa. And a 1000 of Edge Pro is comparable to a 5000. When you consider that you can use tapes with a grit 6000 for polishing, you understand that you can achieve an unrivalled sharpness.

Table of comparison Edge Pro versus Japanese Water Stone
Edge Pro Japanese water stone
120 120
220 700
320 2000
600 5000
1000 8000
1200 15000
2000 (tape) 10000
3000 (tape) 18000
6000 (tape) 20000


List of the advantages and tips Advantages
  • The Edge Pro Apex is a compact sharpening system which is easy to carry.
  • You sharpen every knife under a very constant angle.
  • It is not likely you will damage your knife. Tape can be used in order to prevent scratches. Keeping all parts clean also reduces the risk of damages.
  • Convenient bag is included in the delivery so you can keep all parts together.
Tips
  • Write the sharpening angle of your knives down. Maintaining your knife is a piece of cake when you always sharpen under the same sharpening angle. You will not have to repair the fold.
  • Use a permanent marker to visualise how much you remove during the sharpening process.
  • As easy as the Edge Pro sharpening systems are in use, practice makes perfect. First sharpen an old knife to figure out how everything works exactly. Especially important is that you keep the knife still during the sharpening process.
  • Do not use too much pressure. Lighter is better. The sharpening stone should do the work and not the pressure you use.
  • Slightly moisten your worktop prior to placing the Edge Pro Apex. This will enhance the working of the suction cups.
  • Do you use polish tapes to obtain the ultimate sharpness? You can use these in a dry condition. Or possibly with a single drop of water.
  • You do not always have to immediately replace the polish tape in case you would cut it. You can keep on using the tape as long as it works. Risk for cutting the tape will be a lot less when you polish along the direction of the cut of the knife.
  • Not only is the ceramic sharpening rod ideal for removing the smallest burrs, you can also use it to sharpen serrated knives.
  • You can easily take the entire sharpening system with you in the carrying bag, but it is also possible to only bring the ceramic sharpening rod. This rod is almost always sufficient for quick maintenance.
Scope of delivery
  • Edge Pro Apex sharpening system
  • Sharpening stones, grit size: 120, 220, 400, 600 and 1000 (dimensions: 159x25x6.5 mm, including aluminium surface plate)
  • 2 aluminium plates, suitable for the mounting of polish tapes
  • 1 packet polish tapes, grit 2000 (15 per packet)
  • 1 packet polish tapes, grit 3000 (15 per packet)
  • Ceramic sharpening rod, grit 1200, length 20 cm
  • Microfribre cloth
  • Spray bottle
  • Black cordura storage bag
  • Manual
  • Instruction-DVD

Specifications

  • Brand: Edge Pro
  • Series: Apex
  • Type: sharpening system
  • Length: 42 cm
  • Width: 10 cm
  • Height: 18.5 cm
  • Number of stones included: 5
  • Length knife holder: 6.8 cm
  • Number of adjustable sharpening angles:: 5
  • Fixed sharpening angle: yes
  • Sharpening angle: 10º, 15º, 18º, 21º, 24º
  • Colour: black, blue, grey
  • Material: plastic, steel
  • Suitable for: asian kitchen knives, blades sharpened on one side, pocket knives, recurve blades, western kitchen knives
  • Abrasive: diamond, silicon carbide, white aluminum oxide
  • Use with water: yes, create wet surface before using
  • Storage box / etui: yes
  • Delivered with stand: yes, yes
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects: lifetime
Artikelnr.: EPAPEX4
Edge Pro Apex 4, sharpening system
in stock  
€ 269.00
 
 
Combideals & accessories
These combideals only apply to the product shown above.
€ 40.50
 Edge Pro polishing stone, grit 2300

Polishing stone, grit 2300, to use in a Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 40.50
 Edge Pro polishing stone, grit 4000

Polishing stone, grit 4000, to use in a Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 148.45
 Edge Pro scissors adapter, APEXSCISSORATT

Adapter to sharpen scissors with an a Edge Pro Apex sharpening system.

€ 12.15
 Edge Pro polish tape blank, 0,5"

Aluminium plaatje voor de montage van polijsttape, 0,5 inch.

€ 9.90
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch, not mounted), grit 1000

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 1000, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade.

€ 9.90
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0,5 inch, unmounted), grit 600

0,5 inch sharpening stone, grit 600, to use in Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for blades with a curved edge.

€ 9.90
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch, not mounted), grit 400

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 400, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade.

€ 9.90
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 220

Sharpening stone, grain 220, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 8.05
 Edge Pro mounting plate for sharpening stone (0.5 inch)

Aluminum plate for mounting an 0.5 inch wide Edge Pro sharpening stone.

€ 11.65
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 1000

Sharpening stone, grain 1000, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 11.65
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 600

Sharpening stone, grain 600, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 11.65
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 400

Sharpening stone, grain 400, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 11.65
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 220

Sharpening stone, grain 220, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 11.65
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (not mounted), grit 120

Sharpening stone, grain 120, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system.

€ 16.20
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch), grain 1000

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 1000, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade

€ 16.20
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch), grain 600

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 600, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade.

€ 16.20
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch), grain 400

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 400, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade.

€ 16.20
 Edge Pro sharpening stone (0.5 inch), grain 220

0.5 inch sharpening stone, grain 220, for use in an Edge Pro sharpening system. Ideal for knives with a curved blade.

€ 29.15
 Edge Pro adapter for smaller knives, SKA

Adapter for easy sharpening of small knives or pocket knives with thumb rests. Suitable for both the Professional and the Apex sharpening systems.

€ 49.50
 Edge Pro Stone Leveling Kit

Flat-tableau and silicon carbide for the flattening of sharpening stones.

€ 10.75
 Edge Pro diamond tape, grit 3000

Diamond tape for sharpening a ceramic knife.

€ 16.20
 Edge Pro Glass Blank

Op aluminium gemonteerd glazen plaatje voor de montage van polijsttape.

€ 12.15
 Edge Pro Polish Tape Blank

Aluminium plate for the mounting of a polish tape

€ 12.15
 Edge Pro polish tape, grit 6000

15 pieces polish tape for obtaining the ultimate sharpness of your knife.

€ 32.40
 Edge Pro diamond sharpening stone, super fine

Diamond sharpening stone for the sharpening of ceramic knives.

€ 32.40
 Edge Pro diamond sharpening stone, fine

Diamond sharpening stone for the sharpening of ceramic knives.

 Edge Pro polish tape, grit 3000

15 pieces polish tape for obtaining the ultimate sharpness of your knife.

 Edge Pro polish tape, grit 2000

15 pieces polish tape for obtaining the ultimate sharpness of your knife.

 Edge Pro 1000 Grit Mounted Stones

Edge Pro 1000 Grit Mounted Stones

 Edge Pro sharpening stone, grit 600

Sharpening stone, grit 600, for use with an Edge Pro sharpening system.

 Edge Pro sharpening stone, grit 400

Sharpening stone, grit 400, for use with an Edge Pro sharpening system.

 Edge Pro sharpening stone, grit 220

Sharpening stone, grit 220, for use with an Edge Pro sharpening system.

 Edge Pro sharpening stone, grit 120

Sharpening stone, grit 120, for use with an Edge Pro sharpening system.

 Edge Pro, ceramic sharpening rod, grit 1200, 10 inch

Ceramic sharpening rod, length: 25.5 cm

 Edge Pro, ceramic sharpening rod, grit 1200, 8 inch

Ceramic sharpening rod, length: 21 cm

 
Reviews     (9.4)   Average score from 7 review(s)
Naam: Tony, Kings Lynn
Datum: 05 February 2017

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google TranslateSimply awesome. 4 Stars for VFM as it is very expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Naam: Anoniem, Cathays , Cardiff
Datum: 20 January 2017

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google TranslateExcellent product, easy to use and very effective .
Naam: David lloyd, Stourbridge
Datum: 03 December 2016

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google TranslateBest sharpener I have ever used, I have Wustof knives and even there own sharpener is useless , the only thing I had an issue with was the angles set by the manufacturer . They do not suggest A 14 deg angle . But when I googled Wustof knives they were ground at 14 deg . I would suggest getting in touch with your knife manufacturer to find out the best angle for you knives. And get an angle block the are great.
Naam: Rabbagast, Leamington Spa
Datum: 02 November 2016

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google TranslateIf you want sharp knives this is the tool ! I've had so many knife sharpeners and this is in a league of its own. A little pricey but the last one you will ever buy.
Naam: Michael, Täby
Datum: 24 August 2016

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google TranslateEasy to use, but still require an knowledgable touch and used correctly it will deliver any sharpness/final apperance you want. For "real use " knives or mirror finishes for show off.
The Ceramic rod included works very well to finish off or retouch.
Naam: Harry, benfleet
Datum: 19 May 2016

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This reviews comes from www.knivesandtools.co.uk and has been translated for you by Google Translatethe product does exactly what it says, no frills, no hidden extras and does it very well. the temptation is to work side to side and out of the area of the stand. don't do that, keep it as straight as you can and that provides the best results I found, certainly when dealing with the initial courser stone cuts.
With a bit of imagination on positioning, I used it also for workshop tools and got consistent results so it has versatility which i like
I used the stones wet as in a 'bowl of water' wet as you would with japanese stones and found they provided a much better finish. Certainly when it came to stroping them they came up as a mirror finish.
I'm happy with it.
Naam: Anoniem, Burton upon trent
Datum: 04 May 2016

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